I used to be a Costco member way back when it meant something. In fact, I was a member by extension through my parents who were a foster family for half a dozen girls aged between 12-17. As the years passed, I moved out of my parents place, but would go to Costco with my dad every week or so. My dad loves Costco. In fact, my sister used to go out with a guy who works at Costco, and we’d joke that my dad loved Costco so much he even got his son-in-law there.
Then Costco relaxed their rules about membership, and I started sharing a card with TheBrother.
When we moved near Ottawa, the closest Costco was a 30 minute drive froom our house, and we became less and less interested in going. Loblaw’s arrived on Le Plateau, we started shopping there and let our half of the card go. I think TheBrother still uses the card we originally shared.
I never questionned my Costco-less existence. Until now.
You see, my very nice co-worker K-Girl agreed to come with me to Costco, because I wanted to get something knew was there, at a decent price. It was also a chance for her to shop without her hubby the NiceBusDriver. Because of many reasons too numerous to mention here, NiceBusDriver was there but I still got to shop for that one item I wanted.
I can’t go into too much details – I suspect my family lurks on my blog – but I found all that was on my Christmas list, within an hour, for a lot less money that I expected paying. One item was 21.99$ instead of the 49.99$ price tag I saw the previous week at Loblaws. That’s a 28$ saving on one item. Considering the membership fee is around 55$ a year, it seems to be a no-brainer. I should get a new Costco card, yes?
Well my dear Digital Denizens, it’s not that simple.
Costco has a tendency to create needs in me that I was not even aware I had before I walked in the store. Ahem. I have a tendency to buy a lot more stuff then intended when I go to Costco.
So, what do you think? To Costco or not to Costco? what do you guys do? Any Pro or Anti Costco people out there?
All right, back to Guitar Hero World tour now. I think I’ll call in sick Monday. 😉